Monday, August 22, 2016

EOTD: Wearable Turquoise

I feel like turquoise doesn't always look good on me, but this look turned out pretty. I think it has to do with the brown in the crease. I put some mascara primer on my lashes today, and it really made my lashes look nice I think.

Here is what I did: 

1. I wet my brush, and applied a medium-dark, aqua-blue with a golden sheen to my lids.

2. Medium, matte tan in the crease

3. Dark, matte brown in the outer 1/3 of the lid, outer part of the crease, and the lower lash line. I tried to stay away from the tear duct, so my eyes would look more open.

Pretty easy look. It was a nice day time look, and the pop of turquoise kept it looking summery to me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

EOTD: Fuchsia and Orange

Here is what I did:

1. Frosty, purply pink on the lid

2. Shimmery orange in the crease

3. Frosty warm brown, in the outer v, outer crease, and lower lash line

4. Matte, pinky brown to blend out the lower lash line

I think it's a fun summertime look.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ride or Die Tag by Jaclyn Hill

I just saw this tag, and I knew I had to do it. I tag you to do it too.

1. Primer: Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel: I like this primer because it makes the foundation last a long time. It helps the foundation go on smoothly.

2. Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Dry Skin: My skin has changed to dry as I've gotten older. I like the way the foundation goes on my skin.

3. Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Concealer: This was hard for me to choose because I feel like I haven't really found my favorite concealer yet. I chose this one because it is the one I've used the most.

4. Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent: I like this powder because it isn't cakey on my skin. 

5. Under eye setting powder: I don't have a specific powder for that. I just put my powder everywhere. I don't use a separate powder.

6. Blush: The Balm Hot Mama: I love this blush because it is a pretty coral/peachy with gold shimmer. I think it suits my coloring.

7. Highlight: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer: This is so pretty and natural. A pretty golden glow. I love it. I feel like I don't need another highlighter.

8. False Lashes: I have never worn that. 

9. Mascara: I love Maybelline The Rocket. I need to go get another one because I've been using other mascaras, and they just aren't as good. It has made me miss The Rocket. 

10. Palette: Stila In the Light: I love my palettes. It is hard to choose just one. I chose this one because I love the 2nd top color, Kitten. It also has a matte brown, a darker matte brown, a matte black, a matte cream, a shimmery gold. Just a lot of colors that are basic. I don't have to think about what to wear with this palette.

11. Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti: I like how these feel on my lips. And they give a nice shine, with just a hint of color. This one is sort of orangey.

12. Liquid Lipstick: I don't wear liquid lipstick. I know it is very popular right now. I just haven't bought any. It looks to me like it is so drying on people's lips. It doesn't look comfortable.

13. Lip Gloss: Buxom Lip Gloss in Creamsicle. I chose this as my favorite because it smells like vanilla, and it is cooling on the lips. It feels minty. I think it plumps the lips, but I'm not sure. It doesn't sting.

14. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy: I love the fruity and sweet smell it has. 

EOTD: Everyday for Work or School

This is what I did.

1. Shimmery champagne in the center of the lid.

2. Frosted peach in the inner 1/3 of the lid and tearduct.

3. Shimmery dark brown on outer 1/3 of lid and outer 2/3 of lower lash line.

4. Frosted, metallic warm toned taupe in the crease to blend out dark brown color.

5. Brown eye liner on upper lash line. I did a slight flick, but this is unnecessary.

Monday, August 15, 2016

EOTD: Sparkly Purple Eyes

This is what I did:

1. Frosty, pink on my lid

2. Frosty, eggplant on my crease and outer lid. I blended it, so there were no harsh lines.

3. I mixed the pink and the eggplant, and put it on my lower lash line.

4. Glittery mauve I patted on the lid for the glitter effect.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

EOTD: Inspired by the Modern Renaissance Palette

If you're like me, and you like watching makeup videos on Youtube, you will have seen the millions of videos using the Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. I don't know if maybe they have been sent it for free, and they have some deal to use the palette on a video. Everyone is seemingly loving this palette. I don't know maybe I'm being too cynical. What I like about this palette is the colors are great for the fall time. Also, they look pretty on redheads, on my complexion with my freckles and hair. It just goes really well. I feel like matte eyes, matte blush, and matte lips are so popular right now. And glowing to the moon highlight. The only thing to be glowing is the highlight.

I don't have the palette, and I don't plan on buying it because I have way too much makeup. Too many palettes. I don't need to buy any more makeup for the rest of my life. This look was just using colors I already have to duplicate the same colors that are in that palette. 

Here is what I did. It was really easy.

1. Matte, medium brown in the crease, with a fluffy brush, and on the lower lash line. It's ok if it is messy, you can clean it up at the end. Also, make sure you put eye primer on the lower lash line, so the colors will come out more. I love the Milani Eye Primer. You can get it at the drugstore.

2. Matte, medium orange in the crease, and lower lash line

3. Matte, brick color in the crease, and lower lash line.

4. Matte, copper in the outer v, outer lid, outer crease, and outer lower lash line.

5. Matte, dark brown on a fluffy brush on the outer lid and outer crease

6. Now blend everything out, so there are no harsh lines anywhere.

7. For the lid, use a warm, medium-dark brown, with a pearled finish.

8. Black eye liner in my waterline

9. Matte, light cream color under my eye brow.

10. Blend the highlight color with the crease color.

11. I used eye makeup remover to clean up under the eye, and make it look neater under there.

12. Last, I used a golden highlight for my inner corners. My favorite highlighter is The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

EOTD: Smoky Green Eyes

These are the steps I took to make this eye look.

1. Matte, peach on and above my crease with a fluffy brush.

2. Frosty, peach shade on the inner corner of my eye. All around my tear duct, and the inner 1/3 of the eye. 

3. Sparkly, medium yellow green in the middle of the lid, blended into the frosty peach shade. 

4. Sparkling, forest green shadow in the outer 1/3 of the lid. I blended out all harsh lines in between the three colors and above the crease. 

5. Frosty, dark green, almost teal color in the outer crease and above the crease. I blended this out with a big fluffy brush. 

6. I put the same dark green on my lower lash line.

7. I first used a black eye liner to go on my upper lash line, but I didn't like the way it looked. I wanted to smoke it out, but I wasn't able to do that very well with the liner I used. I recommend using a matte black shadow because it would be able to blend out easier. I put it on the outer, upper lash line.

8. Black eye liner on waterline.

9. Black/brown mascara on the top lashes.